Tire toé une bûche,
Somebody needs to give this young man a good talking to I think.
“… in early March, the prominent Tibetan Buddhist religious leader openly expressed his life-long struggle to meet the demands that come with his leadership role—saying, ‘I have been depressed’—as well as his wish to dissolve sectarian sentiments within his lineage.
‘Many people think to themselves that being the Karmapa is some incredible thing, but for me, that hasn’t happened,’ said Ogyen Trinley Dorje, 32, one of two claimants to the title of the 17th Karmapa, the head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.” Tricycle.org
Pathetic. Nothing can normalize a Karmapa caught laundering Chinese money. The Panama Papers gave India the leverage to force him to flee India. Once the news broke that heads were rolling in Pakistan it was only a matter of time before India followed suit.
After being forced to flee India for Great Britain, in London, a hastily hosted public appearance was scheduled. The web site was in English and Chinese. Obviously no Tibetan was involved. The financials on the not-for-profit were sketchy. He wasn’t using anyone used before. He had a mental breakdown.
After decamping for Germany, his teaching tour canceled, his depression diagnosed while there, a listening tour of Tibetan enclaves in Canada was to be the beginning of his rehabilitation. The old folks venerated him. The kids were less than impressed by China’s 17th Karmapa.
He’s depressed, living in hiding for the most part here. He ate out at vegetarian restaurant. He did something for a group of known Tibetan collaborators at Madison Square Garden recently. He visited Hartford KTC, but otherwise he is minding his business here.
Given where his head has been at post-Panama Papers it is probably for the best. His life’s goal is to visit Sikkim, secure the Black Hat and return it to Tsurphu. It’s not like he can give back his robes. To do so would delegitimize him in the eyes of the Chinese whom venerate him as a living Buddha.
L’affaire est Ketchup!